Synonyms and Antonyms of hopefully
in a positive or optimistic manner
- They waited hopefully for the doctor to update them on their friend's condition.
- When the sun appeared, we asked hopefully if everyone remembered to bring sunblock.
amusedly, exuberantly, giddily, gigglingly, joyfully, joyously
bullishly, confidently, expectantly, positively
blithely, blithesomely, breezily, gladly, gladsomely, laughingly, lightheartedly, sunnily
amicably, friendlily, friendly, good-humoredly, good-naturedly, jocularly
blissfully, elatedly, euphorically, rapturously
brightly, cheerfully, cheerily, gaily, happily, heartily, jocosely, jovially, merrily, mirthfully, smilingly
blackly, dismally, drearily, gloomily, pessimistically
abjectly, dejectedly, despondently, disconsolately, dispiritedly, wretchedly
dolefully, dolorously, forlornly, mournfully, plaintively, sorrowfully
dourly, glumly, mirthlessly, sourly, sternly, sulkily, sullenly
bleakly, cheerlessly, darkly, heavily, miserably, morosely, unhappily